18 Elvis Presley songs with a woman’s name in the title

*New post alert! Why “Something Blue” is in my top 10 Elvis songs*

I was listening to the Elvis channel on SiriusXM the other day and the DJ had just played a song with a woman’s name (“Sylvia,” I believe) and threw in an Elvis trivia fact I wasn’t aware of… Elvis has 17 songs with a woman’s name in the title. I hadn’t thought to count them before but don’t you go counting them now… I’ve put together the list! Of course, if I’ve missed any or I’m a little off on one or two, comment below!

[UPDATE:  An observant reader pointed out a missing title. Thank you for the addition of “Susan When She Tried,” scroll down to the bottom to check that one out, song #18]

17 18 Elvis Presley songs with a woman’s name in the title… 


“Mona Lisa”


“Cindy, Cindy”


“Polk Salad Annie”

“Mary in the Morning”

“Sweet Angeline”

“(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame”

“Lawdy, Miss Clawdy”


“Long Tall Sally”

“I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen”

“Santa Lucia”


“Mary Lou Brown”

“Proud Mary”

“Susan When She Tried”

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

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25 thoughts on “18 Elvis Presley songs with a woman’s name in the title

  1. I wouldn’t include “Charro”. Might you be confusing this word with the entertainer named Charo? Charro is a Mexican horseman or cowboy. In the lyrics to the song it’s about a man called Charro. Because you’ve included “Charro,” “Marguerita,” and “Santa Lucia” (movie soundtrack songs) you should include “Frankie and Johnny” and “Petunia The Gardener’s Daughter” (from the same film). Also, from “Roustabout” you could add “Little Egypt” the stage name of the stripper. How about “Queenie Wahine’s Papaya” from “Paradise, Hawaiian Style”? You included “Proud Mary” in your list made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival, so of course you should include “Sweet Caroline” and “Polk Salad Annie.” Also, add “Sweet Leilani” which is found on the FTD release In A Private Moment. TCB!

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    1. I disagree with this one. In the context of the story in the film, Blue Hawaii, there isn’t a female character named Ku-U-I-Po, so I would argue it’s meaning is “my sweetheart.”


      1. In the context of the lyrics, “Angel” isn’t used as a female name. Look up the lyrics, he’s crooning about an otherwordly being. “Petunia The Gardener’s Daughter”, I’d accept that if I compiled this list.


  2. What about Aunt Mary, Sweet Angeline, and I don’t want to help you any further bcuz I had an ELVIS trivia game that I was trying to start a couple of years ago, but my husband had some health issues and I had to put my game aside until I can put my all into it, so I don’t want to give you all my info yet, but I hope to get back to it soon. Until then, make sure you get all of answers before you post your question if you are giving away ELVIS PRESLEY original items, bcuz you don’t want to give it away to the wrong winner. But thanks for keeping ELVIS PRESLEY here on earth for as long as we can.


      1. Okay, have a good night. I’m an Elvis fan and a collector of Elvis records. I, too heard the stat on XM the other day and was interested in the 17 songs Elvis recorded on girls names. I read your list and said to myself what about “Sweet Caroline”. That’s it, wasn’t trying to upset you. Have a great night.


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